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Have a 'Bite' at cafe

Have a 'Bite' at cafe
Mark Nelson is part of Hippocrates Cafe

ZUMBROTA —  Just in time for Halloween, "Bite Me," a humorous look in story, poetry and song at bugs and other creatures that bite, will be presented by Hippocrates Cafe at 7 p.m. Monday at Crossings at Carnegie , 320 East Ave. Zumbrota.

The troupe is composed of Dr. Jon Hallberg, a professor at the University of Minnesota medical school; Mark Nelson, an actor at the Guthrie Theater; and musicians Ruggero Alifranchini and Nina Tso-Ning Fan of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Hallberg formed the group to address health issues with stories, songs and humor. "Bite Me" includes readings and songs on bedbugs, leeches, mosquitoes, venomous snakes — and Dracula.

The 75-minute show is suitable for elementary students and adults. There will be a Halloween costume contest.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 the day of the performance, and can be reserved by phone at (507) 732-7616.

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Also coming up at Crossings, NPR commentator Kevin Kling will team up with musician/actor Simone Perrin to present a class "Finding Stories: A Storytelling Workshop," from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29. Cost is $30.

Kling and Perrin will also present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 on the day of the show.

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